Tuesday, January 27th, 2015


(Sugar) Baby’s First Date

by Charlotte O’Dair On a recent Wednesday, my friend Annie1 went on her first date with a man she met through SeekingArrangement.com, the self-proclaimed “leading Sugar Daddy dating site.” Annie, a “Sugar Baby,” has been looking for what the site calls a “mutually beneficial relationship.” In exchange for companionship, the perks for Sugar Babies can include “financial stability,” “experienced men,” and being “pampered.” A day after her date with a Sugar Daddy, she told me about her experience. James2 was one of the first people I talked to on SeekingArrangement.Read More

Things I Would Like To Own, Please and Thank You

by Haley Mlotek I will gratefully accept this gift should anyone be looking for a material way to prove their love for me. Suggested occasions: my birthday, Valentine’s Day, a particularly shitty Tuesday, Favorite Blog Editor Day (which is not yet a thing because Barack Obama won’t answer my letters but I am optimistic about our chances), bribes, etc. 0 Comments

A Place Like Home: On Being Black and Punk

by Pilot Viruet The first year I went to Fest was on a whim, with a ticket bought while drunk. I drove down to the annual punk music festival in Gainesville, Florida, and crashed in a double hotel room with seven white dudes. Fest is a lost weekend of sloppy music and sloppier crowds, a beer-soaked vacation. I didn’t regret it. On the second night—a particularly long one in which I found myself falling asleep in a dive bar as a loud band played—I wandered to the back bathroom toRead More

Colombians thrilled that one of their own wins Miss Universe title

Colombians are overjoyed that a 22-year-old business student and model from Barranquilla, Colombia, was named Miss Universe. Roselle Chen reports.

Sheep herded to create Australian flag

An Australian farmer uses the lure of food to herd sheep into the shape of the national flag. Roselle Chen reports.

First ever World Marathon Challenge a runaway success

Seven marathons, seven continents and seven days – 12 runners take part in one of the toughest footraces in the world in the inaugural World Marathon Challenge. Roselle Chen reports.

7 Things A Man Only Does If He’s Serious About You

by Jazmine Hughes 1. He just wants to cuddle. “No, I think that catching up on Parks and Recreation and finishing a three-year-old scarf is a great way to spend the night!! Jazmine, I’m serious. :)” 2. He plans ahead. “So if we eat a large breakfast at 10 and a sizable lunch at 12 and I bring some granola bars in the car, you promise you won’t pretend to eat my boss’ arm again? That cost me my biggest account. Stop smirking… wait, are you drooling? Jazmine, I’m serious.”Read More

Welcome to Fourth Wave Coffee

by Jamie Lauren Keiles Hello! Welcome to Fourth Wave Coffee. My name is Sternum and I’ll be your barista, but you can call me big poppa, Dr. Freud, Mrs. Robinson, or any other nickname that makes you feel warm inside. Warm like our coffee. Here at Fourth Wave, our mission is to provide a beverage experience that transcends the merely average service provided by ordinary third-wave coffee shops. Fellow millennial, I’m here to make you feel good about yourself. Here’s a trophy, just for coming in. Let me show youRead More

The Surprising Reason Why Women Who Tweet Are Less Stressed

Twitter seems like nothing more than an incredibly stressful time-suck: do you really need to be one of the many voices offering political opinions in real time (#SOTU)? And hey Twitterverse, why not just watch your shows instead of sending out commentary (#TGIT) every five seconds? But surprisingly, “micro-blogging” may be a must-have part of a social media strategy that can actually lower stress, according to a new Pew Research Center survey. RELATED: 7 Ways Social Media Messes With Your Mind (And Your Health) Ladies who logged on to Twitter several times throughout the day, sent or received 25Read More

How a Legal Secretary Who Paid Off $38,000 in Debt Does Money

by Nicole Dieker Alison (not her real name) is a 27-year-old legal secretary who lives outside of Philadelphia. ND: So, Alison, tell us a bit about your finances. Alison: Well, I’m 27 years old and I’m a legal secretary, which is both a fancy name for “secretary” and shorthand for “I do everything in a law firm except sign the actual legal documents.” I’ve been at my job for 4 1/2 years and I made about $45K last year. I live in a smaller city outside of Philadelphia and amRead More